follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

Reynard

[rey-nahrd, -nerd, ren-erd] /ˈreɪ nɑrd, -nərd, ˈrɛn ərd/
noun
1.
a name given to the fox, originally in the medieval beast epic Reynard the Fox.
Also, Renard.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Reynard

Reynard

/ˈrɛnəd; ˈrɛnɑːd; ˈreɪnəd; ˈreɪnɑːd/
noun
1.
a name for a fox, used in medieval tales, fables, etc
Word Origin
from earlier Renard, Renart, hero of the French bestiary Roman de Renart: ultimately from the Old High German name Reginhart, literally: strong in counsel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Reynard
n.

quasi-proper name for a fox, c.1300, from Old French Renart, Reynard name of the fox in Roman de Renart, from Old High German personal name Reginhart "strong in counsel," literally "counsel-brave." The first element is related to reckon, the second to hard. Cf. Old French renardie "craftiness." The tales were so popular that the name became the word for "fox" in Old French.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Reynard

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Reynard

11
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for reynard